Confederate Prison Camp

Confederate Prison Camp (HMAY)

Location: Blackshear, GA 31516 Pierce County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 18.963', W 82° 14.962'

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Here stood a Confederate prison camp for Union prisoners of war. Established about November 18, 1864, the camp held more than five thousand prisoners until the first week of January, 1865. These prisoners were brought here from camps at Millen and probably Andersonville to avoid the possibility of their being liberated by Sherman's troops who were then moving southward. The camp was at one time under the command of Colonel H. Forno. Other prisoners from Millen were transferred to camps at Savannah and Florence.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number113-2
Year Placed1956
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 11:23am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 381118 N 3465302
Decimal Degrees31.31605000, -82.24936667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 18.963', W 82° 14.962'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 18' 57.78" N, 82° 14' 57.72" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 300 Moore St, Blackshear GA 31516, US
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